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Stuart Syvret, A Senator No More

04/20/2010 5 comments

Stuart Syvret addresses the media

He has been living in self-imposed exile in London since last October.  Facing driving and data protection offenses, an arrest warrant was issued last year because Stuart refused to appear at an abuse of process hearing claiming the hearings had turned into a farcical waste of time and that he would not receive a fair trial.

Syvret, the longest serving member of the house, was elected to office as a deputy in 1990 and in 1993 was elected senator.

He has famously and vigorously championed children’s rights and repeatedly tried to expose the abuse scandal in Jersey and cover-up by top government officials and public servants.

Stuart’s six-month absence from Jersey has resulted in his being disqualified from office, ending a twenty-year career.  Stuart’s name was not included at roll call when the States met this morning.

Syvret recently began posting as “Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret” on his popular blog and by residing in London has been free to post very damning evidence of the abuse and corruption without the fear or threat that he faced in Jersey.

A date for a by-election should be announced on Friday.  Syvret has indicated he will stand in the resulting by-election to finish the last 18 months of the term.

Best of luck to you Stuart!

Illegitimi non carborundum, my friend!

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